Elections

2018 Election Candidates

As Arizona heads toward August primary election, KJZZ’s The Show is inviting candidates in contested races to talk about why they’re running and some of the key issues in their contests. Check back for updates after the interview airs on The Show.

Governor

Ken Bennett Photo
Ken Bennett
Republican
Doug Ducey Photo
Doug Ducey
Republican
Steve Farley Photo
Steve Farley
Democrat
Kelly Fryer Photo
Kelly Fryer
Democrat
David Garcia Photo
David Garcia
Democrat

U.S. Senate

Deedra Abboud Photo
Deedra Abboud
Democrat
Joe Arpaio Photo
Joe Arpaio
Republican
Kyrsten Sinema Photo
Kyrsten Sinema
Democrat
Kelli Ward Photo
Kelli Ward
Republican
  • Martha McSally - Republican

Secretary of State

Michele Reagan Photo
Michele Reagan
Republican
  • Steve Gaynor - Republican

Superintendent Of Public Instruction

Diane Douglas
Diane Douglas
Republican
Jonathan GelbartPhoto
Jonathan Gelbart
Republican
Kathy Hoffman Photo
Kathy Hoffman
Democrat
Tracy Livingston Photo
Tracy Livingston
Republican
Frank Riggs Photo
Frank Riggs
Republican
David Schapira Photo
David Schapira
Democrat
  • Bob Branch - Republican

1st Congressional District

Wendy Rogers Photo
Wendy Rogers
Republican
Tiffany Shedd Photo
Tiffany Shedd
Republican
Steve Smith Photo
Steve Smith
Republican

5th Congressional District

Joan Greene Photo
Joan Greene
Democrat
Jose Torres Photo
Jose Torres
Democrat

6th Congressional District

Anita Malik Photo
Anita Malik
Democrat
Garrick McFadden Photo
Garrick McFadden
Democrat
Heather Ross Photo
Heather Ross
Democrat

7th Congressional District

Ruben Gallego Photo
Ruben Gallego
Democrat
  • Catherine Miranda - Democrat

8th Congressional District

Sandra Dowling Photo
Sandra Dowling
Republican
Debbie Lesko Photo
Debbie Lesko
Republican

9th Congressional District

Steve Ferrara Photo
Steve Ferrara
Republican
Dave Giles Photo
Dave Giles
Republican
  • Irina Baroness Von Behr - Republican
In the newest cover story of Newsweek, the Arizona Senate race is in the spotlight. Nina Burleigh makes the argument that President Donald Trump has remade the GOP in his image. The primary example of that, is playing out in the primary in Arizona.
Aug. 13, 2018
Since the shooting earlier this year in Parkland, Florida, we’ve heard a lot from some of the students who survived after they created the group March for our Lives. Michele De Groote, co-founder of March For Our Rights, offers a different perspective.
Aug. 10, 2018
As the political rhetoric over immigration rages on this campaign season, new data from non-partisan immigration think-tank New American Economy focuses on the economics of immigration.
Aug. 10, 2018
Discussing the week in news with former Arizona lawmaker Stan Barnes, head of Copperstate Consulting and attorney Tom Ryan.
Aug. 10, 2018
The Takeaway: Why Don
Who chooses to vote in the United States and why? Political scientist David Nickerson joined us to discuss the research that shows why so many Americans steer clear of the polls on election day.
Aug. 10, 2018
Democratic Congressman Ruben Gallego from 7th Congressional District is running for reelection to his third term in office. He is being challenged in the primary by former state lawmaker Catherine Miranda. Gallego has become known for his very public criticism of President Donald Trump.
Aug. 9, 2018
A new survey revealed Arizona's Independent voters are currently leaning left and could fall squarely into Liberal territory after the primary races.
Aug. 9, 2018
Five people submitted nominating petitions by Wednesday’s deadline to get on the ballot for Phoenix mayor.
Aug. 8, 2018
Arizona’s primary election is fast approaching and there is a crowded field seeking the Republican nomination to run for U.S. Senate. The national union representing U.S. Border Patrol agents has thrown its support behind Congresswoman Martha McSally.
Aug. 8, 2018
Among all of the other races on Arizona’s Aug. 28 primary ballot, all 90 seats in the state Legislature are up, and there are a number of interesting and crowded primaries.
Aug. 8, 2018
The Takeaway: Four Primaries, One Special Election
Voters in five states casted their ballots on Tuesday. Elena Schneider, campaigns reporter at Politico joined The Takeaway to discuss these elections and what they mean.
Aug. 8, 2018
The differences between President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama are dramatic. Not only are their policy beliefs on opposite ends, their public personas bear almost no resemblance to each other. But they both won elections to put them in the White House. What does all of that say about American voters?
Aug. 7, 2018
African-American community and union leaders are gathering in Phoenix Tuesday to kick off a conference aimed at influencing the upcoming midterm elections. Held by the A. Philip Randolph Institute, the conference will focus on issues like health care, workers’ rights and economic opportunity. Its theme is “Staying Woke and Fighting Back.”
Aug. 7, 2018
The Phoenix City Council shakeups continue. Councilmember Kate Gallego announced she’ll officially step down from her seat to run for mayor, a position left open when former mayor Greg Stanton left in May to run for Congress.
Aug. 7, 2018
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will not join Trump in calling members of the media "enemies of the people."
Aug. 7, 2018
The Takeaway:
August 12 marks one year since the 2017 Charlottesville Unite the Right rally. 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed when a man drove his car through a street crowded with counter-protesters. Dozens more were injured and the president refused to take sides.
Aug. 7, 2018
Election integrity is being scrutinized after a tumultuous 2016 election. At the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center, the building is locked down and the staff is on full alert. Even guests using the bathroom need a chaperone.
More Arizona Election News
Aug. 6, 2018
Jose Torres is an engineer and mathematician. He is running for office for the first time, facing off in the Democratic primary against Joan Greene in the 5th Congressional District. The House seat is currently held by Republican Andy Biggs. Torres is emphasizing his problem-solving skills throughout his campaign.
Aug. 3, 2018
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is touting reports that show Arizona is a good place to start a business and the state's jobless rate has dropped — though it remains higher than the national average.
Aug. 3, 2018
A report issued by House Democrats called Arizona one of the 18 most vulnerable states when it comes to election security. So how serious is the problem? How much is software and hardware-related, and how much is about changing hearts and minds?
Aug. 2, 2018

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